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Subject: Re: [boost] [partly OT] Re: [review queue] What to do about the library review queue?
From: peterkochlarsen (peter.koch.larsen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-03-16 12:29:20

Boost - Dev mailing list wrote
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 3:09 AM, peterkochlarsen via Boost wrote:
>> Glen Fernandes wrote
>>> peterkochlarsen wrote:
>> Most people should prefer
>> using the standard library, reconsidering if they really need the
>> array-version of shared_ptr. By the way, I am a happy user of
>> boost::thread,
>> and have not taken the time to move to std::thread yet.
> There is no "should" here. I let most people decide for themselves
> what they prefer.
> e.g. You may intend to move to std::thread, that's fine. Others may
> choose to continue to use boost::thread and boost::shared_ptr
> because they may not want to keep switching between std and boost
> for whatever reason(s).
> (In some cases, those reasons could be as simple as wanting newer
> features in Boost libraries that evolve faster. In other cases,
> it might be as simple as their organization updates Boost versions
> faster than they migrate to new compiler versions).
> As for documenting that there exists a standard version and describing
> the differences, sure: I can see the value in that.
> Glen

Agreed. I probably meant to write "Most people would". And this is an
opinion where you have given good reasons as to why some might prefer not to


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